Enough for Today

There are two things, Lord, I want you to do for me before I die: Make me absolutely honest and don’t let me be too poor or too rich. Give me just what I need. If I have too much to eat, I might forget about you; if I don’t have enough, I might steal and disgrace your name.

(Proverbs 30:7-9 CEV)

We’d be wise to ask for the same thing as well. In fact, Jesus modelled a similar request when He taught the disciples to pray, “Give us our food for today” (Matthew 6:11). Exodus 16:4 is a good example of this. The Israelites were instructed to gather enough manna for the day. Of course, there were those who gathered more than they needed, and the Bible says that “Some gathered more and some gathered less, according to their needs, and none was left over” (vv.17-18). God knows what we need. Paul, who had learned the secret to contentment, promised the Philippian Church, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NIV).

God meets our daily needs.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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